By Roderiga Merino. Pendant Lamps. Published at Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 - 22:30:16 PM.
In a large room, a single overhead fixture may not be enough. In most cases, pot lights are a good solution, but if recessed lighting isn’t for you there is another possibility. Consider hanging multiple fixtures throughout the room, like designer Kari Wilbanks did here. They key to making this look work is to stick with fairly simple fixtures that have clean silhouettes, and to hang them on a grid rather than in random spots throughout the ceiling.
When it comes to overhead (ambient) lighting, it’s always a great idea to use two different kinds. In this elegant living room by Su Hodges Interiors, pot lights provide the majority of light (which is spread across the ceiling), while a transitional hanging fixture emphasizes the seating area in the center of the room.
Lighting around the perimeter of a ceiling can provide accent light as well a unique detail not common to most living rooms. Not only does the accent light in this room from Creative West Architects accentuate the architectural details of the ceiling, but it adds an aura of elegance to this sophisticated space. When it comes to living room lighting ideas, don’t be afraid to think outside the box.
Basic brightness is provided by spotlights, ceiling lights and pendant lighting. Spotlights and flat ceiling lights can be placed in the middle of the room or all over the ceiling. Pendant lighting has its place above the coffee table: this way they are presented best and the table prevents you or your guests from bumping your / their head against the light. When you’re using spotlights you should always use a dimmer. Only then the light can be adjusted accordingly to your your mood.
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